The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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  • technically accessible, in that it is possible for all users to access all information and functionality;
  • equally usable, in that it is not prohibitively difficult or time consuming for users with disabilities to carry out normal tasks;
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Access Officer

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Access Officer is Vanessa Carswell (she/her) in accordance with Section 26(2) of the Disability Act.

The Access Officer is responsible for providing, arranging or co-ordinating assistance to persons with disabilities who wish to access the services provided by RIA. The Access Officer also acts as a point of contact for persons with disabilities who wish to access such services.

Contact details:
Access Officer: Vanessa Carswell
Address: 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, D02 HH58  Telephone: (01) 609 0600  Email:

Room Hire

For further information regarding the Academy & its facilities please contact Hugh Shiels on 01-6090600 or email 
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